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The Big Game

Sat 29 November 2014

It is Saturday morning and in about an hour the Georgia - Georgia Tech football game will begin. Georgia is favored by two touchdowns which is not a big surprise to me. Having watched this game for about 50 years I've come to learn that somehow another Georgia pulls it out and wins most of the time. I'm not sure why today should be any different.

I'll make my usual statements that will apply to this and other games today. If two teams play well then the one that makes the fewest mistakes by fumbling the ball, throwing interceptions or giving up big plays will likely win. If Georgia fumbles the ball and throws interceptions to Georgia Tech then there is hope for a GT win. If not then I believe the oddsmakers are correct in that Georgia will win but maybe not by 14 points. I don't know if I'll be able to watch the game - it always drives me crazy.

Thanksgiving was fun for me because I visited with several different people, pick up Tupperware full of leftovers and didn't do anything crazy. It is the time of the year when I can see families together that usually are not together except for holidays. I made one of my world-famous key lime pies and took it to the Barnes residence to include in the deserts. One of the couples at the dinner wrote me an e-mail the same day asking if I would share my recipe. She said it was "the best key lime pie she's ever had!" This may sound a bit outrageous but it is one of the best key lime pies I've ever tasted. My recipe has changed and is no longer a standard recipe.

When I was visiting my cousin Alice and her family I brought as a gift a Western Digital Live media player. I also brought a flash drive with the movie Jersey Boys on it. A few summers ago when I was buying broken Samsung smartphones and repairing them I tried to give one to Alice and she said she'd never use it. She said her regular old-fashioned cell phone was perfect for her. I kept on asking and asking but the answer was always no. Then one day she decided to try the Samsung i997 smart phone and now she can't live without it! She said she had no idea how often she would use and the applications that are available on the android operating system. Well I've tried to give her a media player before but the answer has always been no. So I decided if I brought one over, hooked it up and left a movie I know she will like watching maybe she'll change her mind as she did with the smartphone.

I have been inundated with e-mails about "Black Friday" shopping opportunities. The thing is the e-mails have been coming for over a week now. I must admit there are several rather good deals available and are very inviting. But I don't need anything in particular right now so I have done my best to resist buying anything. I did give in and buy a new Toshiba 1TB portable external hard drive with a USB 3 connection. I don't need it now but I know I will at some point in the future and the deal was good enough to buy one now.

It has been cold here in Vero for the last several days including today. It is only about 61 degrees outside now and it is almost noon. The skys are cloudless but we do have a light breeze. It is most pleasant outside which is how Florida should be this time of the year.

I'm still contemplating on whether or not I will build the computer for Bridget. It's not that I don't want to or don't think that I can the issue I have is this would be my first time to build a computer from scratch and the components she has are all top line expensive pieces of equipment. You only have one shot at putting the processor in properly - if you blow it you may not be able to use the processor or maybe even the motherboard at all. A couple of my computer friends who are knowledgeable in this area have told me I wouldn't have a problem but nonetheless I'm still concerned with damaging someone else's expensive equipment. I very well may ask her to get someone else to assemble it. The computer tower may arrive here today so once I look at it and the parts together I'll make a final decision. Stay tuned.

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